Modern India Restaurant

3.2/5
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Restaurant type

  • India Buffet,

Cuisine type

  • Indian,

Dishes

  • Indian,

Features

  • Buffet,

Atmosphere

  • Buffet,

Products and Services

  • Buffet,
  • Restaurant,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
4355B King St E, Kitchener, ON N2P 2E9
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  • $11 ... $25,

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Deval P
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Worst Restaurant no fresh veggie food also worst customer service won't recommend if you are looking for veg India food not sure about non veg

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Katherine W
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I've loved this place for years

My family has been coming to this restaurant consistently for years. The quality of the food is excellent, the owner is friendly and welcoming. I bring all my friends here and I would recommend this place to anyone!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Hannah T
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Found a roach. Got terrible service. NOT happy.

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junkyardbottles
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Terrible food, te...

Terrible food, terrible service. Plates were mostly chipped and unclean. Food was burnt. No authentic desserts. VERY salty food (and I like salt!). Could not eat more than two bites. Would not recommend, not even if it was free.

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Cutiepiechica
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Best indian food ...

Best indian food ever! It all tastes so flavourful and fresh. Amazing price too! The decor is outdated but who cares.

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Restaurantica12
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Really sub-par food. We just moved to Kitchener and were looking for our new Indian restaurant. Did not get off to a good start. The rice was watery and overcooked, all the curries were bland and oily, the naan was undercooked and doughy. We didn't even finish our first plate. We did have two bowls of ice cream. Guess you can't screw up something you order in.

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Restaurantica12
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On Tuesday night every seat filled

You have to give credit where credit is due. This restaurant delivers a lot for the money. I get a friendly greeting, a clean place to sit, clean dishes, yummy food, lots of choice. The egg plant gets rave reviews. Hubby loves the sweet potato patties and well I go for the spicy curry and sing along (quietly) to the bollywood music in the background. The lighting is good. People of every ethnicity and walk of life love it there. They supplied food for a party I had at home and everyone loved it. ALSO ... I know they use quality ingredients because I have never been sick (I am like the canary in the coal mine). This is quality food. I go there to eat.

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Restaurantica12
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The food was horrible.. Not much else to say...

The food was horrible.. Not much else to say. Save your money.. Drive to Hamilton go to the real Modern India! Food was cold, I was warned not to go.. But figured they were having an off day..!! Had to try it for myself.. BAD IDEA! If you no nothing about indian food you may enjoy it..

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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It's definitely lacking in atmosphere, but the...

It's definitely lacking in atmosphere, but the price is right and the food is good. The butter chicken, goat curry, and naan are the best things there. Not a lot of variety though, and the items in the buffet never change. I don't bother with the salad bar/ dessert section at all. I like to go for lunch when it's cheaper, take full advantage of the buffet, and then just eat a light snack later that night.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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As a low cost all-you-can-eat lunch buffet...

As a low cost all-you-can-eat lunch buffet, Modern India provides a variety of basic indian dishes, with a decent price point value for the spend. The menu is not overly creative or inspired, nor does it ever seem to change. Butter chicken and other hot items do the job though. Cold selection does not rate as well, a selection of sliced raw vegetables and fruit seems more aligned to be the ingrediant prep bin for the hot choices, then a display of cold food dishes; a shame, because Indian cusine has the potential to offer a wide selection. For dinner service the same buffet is offered, although the prices increases - not sure of the rationale.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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Gross

Dishes were either bland or far too spicy. The spinach dish tasted like tin (as if it had been stored in a tin can for far too long). Gross food, ugly decor, poor service. We won't be returning.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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Good, but not great.

I have been going to this restaurant since it opened five years ago. It used to be a heavenly experience every time I went. Over the years, I went more and more often until the last year. I now go rarely. I don't know if it is simply a matter of familiarity wearing out my taste for their food, or if the food just got blander. It is still good food, but I feel bloating and heartburn every time I go there now. The butter chicken is usually good, though a little runny sometimes. The curry goat tends to be more bone than meat, but is also tasty. The tandoori chicken is often dry. The nan bread is usually excellent. Service is friendly but minimal. The restaurant is quite clean.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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Abysmal India

Having tried out nearly all of the Indian Restaurants in Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge area, Modern India ranks near the bottom. It took a few minutes before we were greeted with a half-distracted host who was swept away from us by his manager to discuss our seating arrangement. Evening was a busy place for this small coffee-shop-turned-restaurant. When our host returned he pointed to the chair-and-table that our party of two could occupy. He said he would bring a chair shortly, as there was only one chair at the table. We were quickly seated and promptly went to the buffet. The plates were mostly chipped; I couldn't find a single one that was *not* chipped. Perhaps they should consider steel plates if this is a problem? Anyway, minor point...food could still be good. I picked up a vegetable pakora (vegetables dipped in corn flour, fried), some colorful rice, the only decently-cooked naan bread I could find, and some veggies. It wasn't that the food was horrible, but the curries were mostly bland. The cook seemed to think that salt was a flavor and exclusively used it in preparation of the dishes. I was still in luck though: my naan bread was cooked; unfortunately, my partner didn't sift through the pile to find a thoroughly cooked one. His was mostly uncooked dough. I saw a waiter bringing in a new set of naan breads to the buffet table and from afar they looked thoroughly cooked. I signaled to my partner-- and sure enough, they were much better. So just...a mistake on the cook's part in the earlier batch. We weren't really enjoying the food, and were not into the small pile of fruits they had in their salad bar. I would have much rather preferred some authentic Indian desserts or even Indian fruit (i.e. mango, lychees, etc.). We were out in about 30 minutes in all. I can't imagine any reason to ever go back-- even if I was given a Buy 1 Get 1 Free buffet meal coupon. Actually, I highly doubt that it's worth a 20 minute drive even if I was given a FREE meal coupon.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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Good food for fair price

Modern India has a moderate but adequate selection of both vegetarian and meat dishes. The food is tasty, though not overly spicy(hot), and is very good value. I've been to Modern India numerous times and plan on returning next time I am in that area.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Good Buffet @ Resonable Price

My husband and I go to Modern India quite frequently. The buffet selection is not huge, but everthing is tasty! Butter chicken, Nan and Curried Goat are some of our favourites. It's usually spiced just right, some of the dishes are spicer than others. There is a range of sauces and chutneys to add to the flavour experience. The atmosphere and service are adequite. Great spot for some tasy Indian at reasonable prices!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Great Indian Buffet

Buffet was somewhat limited in selection, but considering the price it was overal an amazing experience. $26 and change for two people to dine out is a great value. You can check out their website for a coupon worth 25% percent off the second person in your party. Absolutely will be back. Butter chicken and Naan bread was outstanding. Ice cream , fresh fruit included in the buffet price of $11.49. WIll totally go back - awesome!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Ok, first thing to understand is that I have...

Ok, first thing to understand is that I have rated this according to the type of restaurant. At the end of the day, its a cheap meal out, not a fancy venue, or even a mid range, but for what it offers, it is excellent. I love Indian and there are few restaurants that can pull it off. I generally find that when it comes to Indian, if they cant do a decent butter chicken and have good nan, then they have already failed. Modern India provides a simple buffet with a few curries and other Indian specialties. Now whilst they excel and none of them, the nan was better than what I have eaten at more expensive offerings. The curries were also relatively tasty and everything was reasonably fresh. For $12, anyone who complains needs to go an eat at a $50 per head restaurant. For $12, its excellent and better than most places at twice the price. I think it has a nice niche market. As Im from Australia, I probably wont eat here again, but if I was to return, and I have been in Waterloo before, I would go.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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This is probably my favorite place for a quick...

This is probably my favorite place for a quick curry fix. I've reviewed it previously also. It's cheap, good and its a buffet so you cant complain of service. Kids LOVE it. Their new cabbage dish is sooo good.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Not an extensive selection, but most items were...

Not an extensive selection, but most items were very good. All three meat curries were delicious, the nan was very good. A good deal at $11.49.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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I went here to have a quick lunch as i didn't...

I went here to have a quick lunch as i didn't have much time. I love Indian food so I was quite excited. Well I do have to say that I didn't enjoy the food... Very Bland. Not a fan of Butter Chicken... Boring. With a buffet i was expecting a better choice of curries. Not a place that i find is very comfortable. I do understand it used to be a coffee shop but it still looks like a coffee shop with people eating curry! Food temp not great, not hot just warm. Both myself and friend went. It was her first time and I can tell you I was a little embarrassed and I'm not sure she was convinced. If I hear that there is a better selection and better tasting food I may give it another try but not as it is I'm afraid.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 1/5
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